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 for machinist
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Machinist \Ma*chin"ist\, n. [Cf. F. machiniste.]
     1. A constructor of machines and engines; one versed in the
        principles of machines.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. One skilled in the use of machine tools.
        [1913 Webster]
     3. A person employed to shift scenery in a theater.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a craftsman skilled in operating machine tools [syn:
           machinist, mechanic, shop mechanic]

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